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					Blackboard Advanced:
          Fitting together more of the pieces !
                                              Jane Glass
                                 Wednesday, July 30, 2003
                                    jane_glass@mtwp.net
           http://www.mtwp.k12.pa.us/~jane_glass/index.htm
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Welcome:

     Linda Neumann !

                     David Cooper !

  Mike Habecker !

               Melissa Patterson !


         Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Agenda:
• Blackboard Video
• Blackboard Refresher
         MTSD „03 BB Power Point Show
         Teacher Course Listing Summary
         Passwords: Changing (your own) vs. Re-setting (students‟)
         BB Activity / Demo?
        The Button Bar & Control Panel
• Blackboard Interactives
            Images: …………….…… Scanning & Suggested Clip Art si
            Discussion Boards: …….….. Class-wide & Specific Groups
            Quizzes/tests: ....… Auto graded: T/F, Mult. Choice, Matching
                        ……... Teacher graded: Short Answer, Essay
• Comparing & Creating:
          Content, notes ……..…….…… MS Word, PDFs or in html ?
• Fireworks Intro
• netTrekker Intro               http:www.nettrekker.com
            “the trusted search engine for schools”
            Jill Greiner
• Dreamweaver Intro
               Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Video:
• Implementing BB - it IS being done!
      Middle School
      High School
              English
              Math
              Music
              Science
              Social Studies
              Virditional & Virtual courses

• Features:    (besides course syllabus & general info)
      Notes, Outlines
      Project info
      Websites
      Discussion Board
      Digital Dropbox for work



                    Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Video:
• May „03




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Blackboard Refresher:
• MS PowerPoint Show
• Logging in: http://iu13.blackboard.com
    • ALL are A-OKAY !!!
• Blackboard “Courses” Listing Summary:
   • After logging in, click on “Courses” tab, Print listing, SIGN
     & return list with notes as to which Courses should be:

     • KEPT
     • CLONED
     • DELETED




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Blackboard Refresher:
• Passwords - to change / Re-set:
          • Your Own:
              • Page after Logging in -
                 locate Tools box to the left
                 click on “personal Information”/
                 click on “change Password”/
                 type in NEW password/
                 retype new password to verify/
                 click “SUBMIT”

          • Your Students‟: (cannot find password > Re-set only)
              • Within the course shell - Click on “Control Panel”/
              Under “User Mgt.,” click on “List/modify Users” /
              Type in User Name/ click “submit“/ Click “Properties”/
              Under “Account Information” type in new password and
              Retype to verify new password/ click “Submit”

                   Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Activity:
• On Course Homepage, click on “MTVHS’ 02 Demo”

     • To help me more effectively help You,
            please take a few moments
            to complete this activity -
           while doing this,
           you will also experience being a “Student,”
           as well as generate some ideas for YOUR courses


     • SO …. Read the opening announcement,
           and follow your instructions
           For the Discussion Board assignment !


               Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
    • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Announcements
      Course Information
      Teachers
      Course Material
      Assignments
      Communication
      Discussion Board
      Groups
      Web Sites
      Tools

   • Control Panel - misc.


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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Announcements
             To CREATE/ADD:
                        Click on Control Panel /
                        Content Areas / Announcements
                        Add Announcement /
                        type a subject or title,
                        type the message in the box,
                        and then set the parameters
                        of when to display,
                        then click SUBMIT

              Default is for “SMART TEXT”:
                        This allows for HTML tags to
                        be used (may add text color,
                        bold face, underlining, italics)
                *** To view HTML info, see handout
                  called “HTML NOTES”

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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Course Information
              Might include:
                course syllabus, description,
                expectations, grading procedures,
                rubrics, course outline, Standards,
                even Parent Open House info, etc.

              To ADD:
                        Control Panel /
                        Content Areas / Course Info
                        “Add” Choices:
                                  • Item
                                  • Folder
                                  • Learning Unit
                                  • Other


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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Course Information
      • Add Item:
               single file, document for single view

      • Add Folder:
               grouping of several files or documents

      • Add Learning Unit:
               putting numerous documents into a
               slide show format (with internal
               navigation of arrows that allow to go
               page Forward & page backward)

      • Add Other:
               Equation Editor




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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Teachers
      To ADD:
         Click Control Panel /
         Content Areas / Announcements
         Add Profile or Folder:
               Profile:
                          Fill in all appropriate info,
                          set visibility,
                          may attach photo/image,
                          may include e-mail address,
                          SUBMIT
               Folder:
                          may attach folder of
                          pertinent information:
                          name folder, attach files,
                          SUBMIT
                     Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Course Material
      Could include:
                class notes, outlines, lectures,
                projects, papers, presentations,
                test schedule, etc.
      To ADD:
                Control Panel /
                Content Areas / Course Material
                “Add” Choices:
                          • Item
                          • Folder
                          • Learning Unit
                          • Other




                     Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Course Material
         May add:
              Word documents,
              PDFs,
              Rich Text Formatted files (.rtf),
              html files,
              image files,
              sounds,
              videos,
              multimedia projects such as:
                            Hyperstudio, Inspiration,
                            Publisher, PowerPoint, etc.




                    Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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     Blackboard Refresher:
     • The Button Bar:
           • Questions on Button “Areas”?
                 Course Material Extras


                  NEED IMAGE RESOURCES ?
FREE Clip Art Sites:
4Free ClipArt: http://rats2u.com/clipart/vault/clipart_lista.htm
4Animation Factory: http://www.animationfactory.com/
JAC Clipart Gallery: http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/JAClocal/images/clipart/
MS Design Gallery Live: http://dgl.microsoft.com/?bLegacy=True
Nanoworld Image Gallery: http://www.uq.edu.au/nanoworld/images_1.html
San Diego State‟s Webquest Library: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/graphics.html
School Discovery: http://school.discovery.com/clipart/




                                     Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
    • Questions on Button “Areas”?
         Course Material Extras


WORD PROCESSING COMPATABILITY
DILEMMAS ?
PDFs may be an answer ! (Portable Document Format)
        • Used to retain special formatting and/or
             font of original document;
        • Viewable via Adobe Acrobat Reader (free
             download) in original layout for any computer,
             Regardless of programs and font lists

    To CREATE a PDF version of an (open) original document:
       • PC:
             choose “File” / “Print to PDF”
              instead of printing to a printer
       • MAC:
             1) Apple Menu / Chooser / Switch to Adobe
             2) File / Print to PDF
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
       Course Material Extras


Need to SCAN Files / documents or Photos ?
   To Scan:
       • VHS Small group instruction room:
       • Computer #47
       • Log in to the HS server;
       • Go to “My Computer”,
              scroll down to “scanners and Cameras“ /
              Hewlett Packard Scanjet 5470C
              Double click to open program
                       and activate scanner
       • Lift scanner lid, place document on scanner glass
       • Follow instructions on screen

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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Assignments
      Could include:
                assignment overviews,
                instructions / files of electronically
                submitted assignments,
                quizzes, tests or surveys

      To ADD:
                Control Panel /
                Content Areas / assignments
                “Add” Choices:
                          • Item
                          • Folder
                          • Learning Unit
                          • Other



                      Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Refresher:
• The Button Bar:
   • Questions on Button “Areas”?
      Websites
      To ADD:
          Control Panel /
          Content Areas / Websites
         Choose to Add ITEM or Add FOLDER
                ITEM:
                provide the name of website, the URL
                and a brief description for the viewer




      FOLDER:
        allows organization of similar themed
        websites to be grouped together for the
        viewer; a folder/category is first created
        and then the individual websites are listed

                     Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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        Blackboard Refresher:
        • The Control Panel:
               • Questions ?


X         X                     •          •
X                               •          --
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X
    √     X




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•         --                               --




•         •




                  • Content Areas / √√   • User Mgt. /
                  • Course Tools /       • Assessment /
                  • Course Options /     • Assistance /

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    Blackboard Refresher:
    • The Control Panel:
       • Questions ?
         • Course Tools:
            Course Calendar - add announcements,
                 messages, important due dates, etc.
√
            Tasks - add items of interest
            Send E-Mail - (also available through the
                 “Communication” button)
            Disc. Board - add “Forums” & “Threads”
            Digital Drop Box - add descriptions,
                  explanations and/or files for
                  student assignments

          • Content / √√               • User Mgt. /
          • Tools /                    • Assessment /
          • Options /                  • Assistance /

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    Blackboard Refresher:
    • The Control Panel:
       • Questions ?
         • Course Options:
           Course Settings - availability of course,
                areas, etc.
√          Course Utilities - add items of interest
           Course Images - set button style &
                colors, course banner
           Resources -




          • Content / √√             • User Mgt. /
          • Tools /          • Assessment /
          • Options /                • Assistance /

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    Blackboard Refresher:
    • The Control Panel:
       • Questions ?
         • User Management:
            Add Users - add new students to individ.
                 course or for schedule changes;
√                MUST be in the BB global data base
                 (I.U. 13 - System Admins.)
           List/Modify Users - control access to
                 course, re-set passwords
           Remove Users - permanently DELETE
               student & his/her records from class
           Manage Groups - establish formats for
               small group Discussion Boards

          • Content / √√             • User Mgt. /
          • Tools /          • Assessment /
          • Options /                • Assistance /

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    Blackboard Refresher:
    • The Control Panel:
       • Questions ?
         • Assessment:
            Assessment Mgr. - add quizzes, tests or
                 surveys: their questions & answers
√          Pool Mgt. - option of creating pools or
                categories for test questions for
                future use
           Online Gradebook - view student status
                 for each of the quizzes; view results
                 of auto-graded, objective questions
                 or correct the subjective responses
           Course Statistics - view access info

          • Content / √√             • User Mgt. /
          • Tools /          • Assessment /
          • Options /                • Assistance /

                           Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Interactives:
• Discussion Boards:
   Creating:
      1) Click Control Panel / Course tools/
                 Discussion Board/
                 Add Forum; Assign a “TITLE”
                 set description for forum;
                 UNCHECK the default that allows
                           “Anonymous Posts”;
                 SUBMIT
      2) Click on Name of Forum,
      3) Click on ADD NEW THREAD
                 to compose Teacher prompt

   Suggestions:
      1) Be specific with type, scope and frequency
                 expected of students‟ postings
      2) May wish to include directions such as:
         “after reading at least # classmates’ postings,
         respond to at least # threads with comments,
         questions, rebuttals or replies”

                      Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Blackboard Interactives:
• Quizzes / Tests:
    Creating:
          1) Click on Control Panel/
                Course tools/
                Assessment/
                Assessment Manager;
          2) Click on Add Quiz,
                     follow the appropriate choices
                     (add question, type, answers, etc.;
                     “Save / Add NEW Question”
          3) Auto graded:
                     T/F, Multiple Choice, Matching
           Teacher graded:
                     Short Answer, Essay

• Consult Blackboard Resource Center
  (Tip sheets & guides):
 http://resources.blackboard.com/scholar/general/pages/ictraining/?


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Comparisons:
• MS Word Documents / PDFs / HTML
   • MS Word:
          To be viewed or read, the student must have the PROGRAM;
          although the majority of newer PCs have MS Office, some studen
          may still have/use Microsoft Works, WordPerfect, Lotus Notes, etc.

   • PDF Review: from slide #17:
          PDF: (Portable Document Format)
                • Used to retain special formatting and/or
                     font of original document;
                • Viewable via Adobe Acrobat Reader (free
                     download) in original layout for any computer,
                     Regardless of programs and font lists
          STEPS To CREATE a PDF version of an (open) original document:
            • PC:
                  choose “File” / “Print to PDF”
                  > instead of printing to a printer, it will create a PDF
            • MAC:
                  1) Apple Menu / Chooser / Switch to Adobe
                  2) File / Print to PDF
                    > instead of printing to a printer, it will create a PDF

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HTML info:
• HTML:
   utilizes a web-based format that is viewable by all computers;
   No longer requires a person to “learn HTML code” >>>>
   Many user-friendly web-authoring “WYSIWYG” tools are available:
         ISP Page Mills / Frontpage / Claris Homepage / Dreamweaver / et
• “Making a Web Page” online reference:
   http://www.sunyit.edu/w-agora/view.php3?bn=information_services&key=10202

• HTML Notes
  • Website Resources/Color Names/Hex Codes:
   1) Sites with NUMERICAL listings only:
       http://www.sunyit.edu/~vankuyw/html-ref/color.htm

   2) Sites with VISUAL charts:
       http://www.dreamartists.com/hexcode.html
       http://www.pageresource.com/html/hexcodes.htm
       http://www.visibone.com/colorlab/
       http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutors/non_dithering_colors.html

                       Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Fireworks Intro:
• Making a Course Banner:
   • text + image

   • Word Art / MS PowerPoint
             BB Training shell / Course Material / Making Banners

   • Macromedia Fireworks
         1) Desktop Folder “Macromedia” (New program)
             > Double click on yellow Fireworks icon /
             click out of welcome screen /
             File new /
             (default is a 500 X 500 pixels “Canvas” w/white bkg.)
             Change to 600 x 100 w/ transparent bkg. /
         2) Be sure that the TOOLS panel is open on the left -
             (If not, click on top menu “window/ Tools”)




                  Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Fireworks Intro:                                               panel

• Making a Course Banner:
   • Macromedia Fireworks
          3) Click on the text tool,
               click in the “canvas” area to enter text
          4) Once text has been entered,
               click on the Pointer tool
          5) Using the Properties panel,
               Click on specific text options to change
               font, point size, color, style, justification




      Properties panel



                     Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03
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Fireworks Intro:                                           panel

• Making a Course Banner:
   • Macromedia Fireworks
          6) To outline the text
               click on either of the outliner tools
               select contrasting color from palette
          7) To add special effects,
               Click on + effects button to view options
               (try drop shadow, bevel & emboss…)
          8) To subtract effects,
               highlight step in window,
               click on the “ - ” button




      Properties panel



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Fireworks Intro:
• Making a Course Banner:
   • Macromedia Fireworks
        9) When text product is completed,
            you must change the text to an image format:
            to retain transparency,
            check the tool palette
            in the upper right;
            Set on “GIF”
            and “Alpha Transparency”

        10) Click on File / Export;
            save as a .gif (when transparent)
            or a .jpg;
            name with all small characters, no spaces
            Save to proper folder



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Fireworks Intro:
• Making a Course Banner:
   • Macromedia Fireworks
        11) To add Captions:
             (Adding text to image)
             open image file;
             Click on text tool,
             Type desired caption,
             Click on pointer tool
             To move text to proper location
             Export as one image file

        12) Many other graphic manipulations
            are possible!
            cropping, resizing, “touching up,”
            merging, adding color,
            removing objects, etc.


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netTrekker:
“the trusted search engine for schools”
       (“pre-screened and educationally relevant”)



“Online resources, State Standards & Benchmarks”


Jill Greiner   =)




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Review:
 Blackboard Video

 Blackboard Refresher√

 Blackboard Interactives

 Comparing & Creating: MS Word, PDFs & HTML

 Fireworks Intro

 netTrekker Intro

 Dreamweaver Intro

                 Advanced Blackboard Session 07-30-03

				
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